Question: If you have big stitched a quilt with Perle Cotton – what size thread did you use? What size needle did you use? Were you happy with it? Which brand and how much would you think it would take to quilt my Postage Stamp quilt with this thread? I am thinking about it as this quilt is so whimsical (to me) that it might be neat to do it with that kind of thread I must admit to not knowing how much to buy though nor what size! For a queen size quilt I usually use about 500 to 800 yards of thread. I’m not even sure how many yards of thread are on those spools of Perle cotton – would need to check!! this is the quilt I am talking about in case you are new to my blog and do not know which I am talking about. At the moment I think I will quilt a line down the middle of the white strips and echo quilt around the flowers and things on the border – this might change to a grid of diamonds instead on the border not positive at the moment. The clam shell grass will be outlined in some way most likely in a green thread. It is next up on the quilting frame for when The Final Frontier comes off. I had thought I had a batting but I didn’t so ordered a king size and it will come by Saturday or Monday and I do have a backing – it is a very light beige with white flowers.
Between laundry, getting my hair cut, Wal-Mart to pick up a few things and shopping for jeans I managed to finish one hexie for Handful of Scraps – it is not on the design wall right now though but I stuck in place anyhow and took a photo – the quilt is just draped over the quilt on the frame for now while Williamsburg Beauty is on the wall – that quilt will be moving to the dining room table though today and Handful of Scraps will probably be moved back to the wall for awhile. I am linking to Confessions of a Fabric Addict , Fort Worth Fabric Studio, and A Quilting Reader’s Garden & Crazy Mom Quilts and I am also linking to Busy Hands Quilts: Finished or Not Fridays.
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